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This is a letter from David's son Simon, owner of the Lightship . I'll keep this brief, but i just wanted to inform you all that the reason for the sudden end to his blogs is that 8 weeks ago he fell off a ladder at home in Wales and suffered irreversible b...

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LIGHTSHIP CORMORANT / LADY DIXON - Chapter 146
Well, progress on the historical front at last. Regular
readers will remember that I have been trying to fill in some gaps in Lady
Dixon’s history between the time she was retired by the Belfast Harbour
Commissioners in 1960, to the time she ended up in the...

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LIGHTSHIP CORMORANT / LADY DIXON - Chapter 145
As part of my research into the 1961/62 period of the
lightship’s life – the period when she nearly became the first pirate radio
ship in the UK, I have been trying to discover who brought her over from
Belfast.   The information I have is that
at some stag...

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LIGHTSHIP CORMORANT / LADY DIXON - Chapter 144
It turns out that LV16 needs rather more TLC than a bit of
caulking. Isn’t it always the way – you start on a job and it turns into
several, especially when you inevitably uncover something you were not
expecting.   That stern area looks quite
serious to me...

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LIGHTSHIP CORMORANT / LADY DIXON - Chapter 143
You learn something new every day.   I thought that ‘caulking’ a ship was just
stuffing tarred rope into the cracks between boards. It’s a lot more
complicated than that!   To start with you
have to remove what is left of the old stuff and that involves run...

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